Karma Belgian Style Pale Ale | Avery Brewing Company

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Karma Belgian Style Pale AleKarma Belgian Style Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
averybrewing.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-08-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
991
Reviews:
490
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
12.94%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
46
For Trade:
0
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of TownDunkel
3.32/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Ill start out by saying I'm not a huge fan of pale ales, but I am a fan of Avery so I gave it a shot

Appearance - this is what a pale ale should look like in my book, a light pale golden to normal brown

Smell - Not much on scent here, mainly the usual pale ale smell of hops and alcohol

Taste - I was suprised by how good this pale ale is. It starts off with a mellow medium hop flavor that goes almost to an almondy or basic nutty flavor.

Mouthfeel - I do like a good amount of carbonation with pale ales, but this one was just a bit flat for my liking.

Overall - This is definately not a bad pale ale, not the best pale ale in the world though. It would be a normal drinker if I enjoyed this type more.

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Photo of Mcculler
1.71/5  rDev -49.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a reddish brown with very little head and almost no lacing. Malt and grain on the nose, reinforced on the palate with apple cider, iodine and band-aid. Watery mouthfeel with solid carbonation. Not much here except flaws, to my mind. Happily, other brewers are doing this style very well.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of kojevergas
3.17/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a nonical pint glass in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average given the brewery and style. 5.4% (my bottle is 2012 if that matters). No best before date can be found.

Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm somewhat over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

The pour went fine, with the pressure cap coming off without issue or overcarbonation surging.

A: Pours a two finger head of beige colour, nice cream, nice thickness, and above average retention. Colour is a semitransparent dull copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show - though I've never seen a beer in the style that featured one. Okay lacing as the head recedes.

Sm: Belgian malts, candied sugar, yeast, light clove and orange peel, cream, Quite sugary. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Clean Belgian malts with some candi sugar and light clove. Some light underlying cream. Sugary. Simple but enjoyable. Pleasant to drink. Without much subtlety or complexity to its detriment. An interesting Belgian Pale. Nicely balanced and built for what it is. No yeast or alcohol come through. Full-bodied enough to suit the style. None of the flavours are overbearing, but none are bold or experimental either.

Mf: Smooth and wet, aiding its drinkability but not highlighting the flavours. Crystal malts could be used to good effect to add coarseness and would vastly improve the mouthfeel. Adequately carbonated. Light on the palate. Could use a bit more cream.

Dr: Quite drinkable but held back by its simplicity. It's a nicely brewed beer in its style but offers nothing unique or special for true fans. I recommend trying it, but there's nothing here to write home about. A solid offering from Avery, and one that I'd try on draught. Hides its average ABV well, though that's not particularly difficult.

C+

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2.95/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle poured into a snifter

A- a translucent amber/ruby/orange color, with a fizzy white head that dissipated very quickly.

S- Very fruity. Plums and apple juice mostly. Some white pepper is there as well.

T- Dissapointing. A little mild malt, with the plum and apple flavors from the yeast. There's just little here to get excited about.

M- a light to medium body with a very active carbonation.

O- certainly the worst I've had from Avery.

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3.49/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a nice golden with a thumbs width white head that quickly recedes and fair lacing. A yeasty aroma with some sweet cantaloupe and pepper. Flavor follows suit. Very light and bright flavor. Medium bodied, not too much activity. Overall, a very drinkable brew. It attains some interesting flavors but a little watered down and inconsistent from one try to the next (I have had this a bunch of times). At its best times its good, at its worst times is just average.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Karma Belgian Style Pale Ale from Avery Brewing Company
3.4 out of 5 based on 991 ratings.
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